Sitting on a crescent-shaped island just 20 minutes off the coast of Doha by ferry, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara has opened its doors. With the resort’s Maldivian-style, paradisiacal setting and its extensive list of facilities, honeymooners and families alike have much to look forward to at Anantara’s first resort in the country. Vibrant yellow-greens and sky blues color the contemporary, Arabian-style interiors of the resort’s 141 guest rooms, suites, and villas, which include eight two-bedroom over-water pool villas and a trio of three-bedroom over-water pool villas—the only over-water villas in Qatar. Guests are spoiled with choices for water sports, with options ranging from kayaking, wakeboarding, water skiing, and jet skiing to fishing trips and luxury yacht cruises. The resort also boasts its own marina, a fully equipped dive center with a practice pool, and a two-lane surf pool with manually controllable waves. Activities on dry land don’t fall short either, with a nine-hole putting course, bowling alley, on-site cinema, and perhaps its most unique draw, its Balance Wellness Center. The extent of its services (not to mention its indoor botanical garden and oxygen fern room) make it the first center of its kind in the Middle East to be part of a resort, offering holistic programs for relaxation, detox, weight management, alternative therapy, and even pre- and post-natal services. Save 15 percent on accommodation through their special introductory offer by booking 21 days in advance through their website.
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